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Chattahoochee County Historical Markers

Battle of Hitchity


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Battle of Hitchity
  • Location: US 27 about 3 miles south of Cusseta at Hitchity Creek

BATTLE OF HITCHITY

In February, 1836, after rumors of unrest among the Creek Indians and a report of 500 having crossed the Chattahoochee River at Bryants Ferry, 22 members of the Georgia Militia under Col. John H. Watson were sent out from Columbus to investigate the rumor. At the mouth of Upatoi Creek they found 40 armed Indians returning to the ferry. The Indians took cover immediately and commenced firing. After some firing on both sides two of the white men were killed and two wounded. The Militia left the field, returning to Columbus, and the Indians continued to their homes in Alabama. This fight became known as the Battle of Hitchity.

026-3 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956